Monthly Archives: June 2014

Summer Heat, Tomato Pests, Worms Recycle Your Trash

In this week’s episode our host, Harold Johnson addresses ways to help your plants survive the summer heat.   The Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy, explains ways to discourage pests from attacking your tomatoes, and Lise Jenkins interviews NC Cooperative Extension Specialist Rhonda Sherman about how … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Business, Going Native, Avoiding Tomato Diseases

In this episode our host, Harold Johnson, reminds us about caring for our vegetables when we are away on summer holidays.The Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy, explains how to avoid some common tomato plant diseases, and Harold Johnson visits the Sarah P. Duke … Continue reading

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Things are warming up! What’s up with my tomatoes? What’s in my garden?

In today’s episode our host, Harold Johnson alerts us to gardening chores for June —so plant those summer annuals and bulbs, watch your mower height, and get those azaleas pruned if you haven’t already done so.The Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy, explains how to avoid … Continue reading

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100 Years of Service, Bluebirds, Tomatoes and Tiny Trees Abound

For 100 years, the NC Cooperative Extension Service has been helping the citizens of NC expand agriculture and industry across North Carolina.  Today, the Durham County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers launch their new radio program providing expert gardening information for NC gardeners.  In … Continue reading

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